How happy is everyone to have the boys back?
We start off with the rehash of the past backed by Jethro Tull and his heavy metal flute. Not a fan. But I love the new Matrix-y title card. Written by Jeremy Carver, this episode it titled “Let’s Talk About Kevin”. You remember? Kevin Tran the prophet? Him.
So, yeah, I’m Patty and I will be your Supernatural recapper this season. I have been around OCTV since the beginning so you might know me from the comments. As for Supernatural, I jumped on the bandwagon between S2 and S3 and have been a fan ever since. I credit my enthusiasm for getting the show, at least, six or seven new fans. I really DO love this show.
My recaps are kind of streaming so just go with it and comment. Let’s discuss this bitch!
Dean plops down in the 100 Mile Wood (not to be confused with the 100 Acre Wood where Poo lives) and scares the crap out of a couple of campers. Any guesses what the deer was? Was it really a scared deer or something else?
Dean high tails (a southern term) it down to to Louisiana to dig up some bones. Turns out he has a vampire riding in his arm which is only a little gross. Arm slash, vamp soul/Dean blood ooze onto bone and poof! We have Benny, Dean’s new vampire buddy. Oddly, Dean seems cool with this guy now as they hug it out and Dean actually smiles. Hmmm.
Flash to Sam and a woman (I assume the new love interest) and a dog (I am more interested in this!) and Sam leaving in the Impala (!) from Kermit Texas on his way to Whitefish Montana. I assume it takes a day or two. Because it’s a little over 1600 miles and, according to Google, takes 28 boring hours. He arrives at a cabin and there is Dean dousing him in holy water, nasty leviathan cleaning solution and slashing him with a silver knife. Sam is good. Dean goes through the same on himself to prove he’s cool too. (He is too. So very cool.)
How is Dean’s arm still so pretty? He cuts his left arm with a knife quite often. Twice in this episode alone. You’d think it would be all scarred up.
Brotherly hug and Dean doesn’t look as happy as he did when he was hugging Benny.
Dean also looks younger and Sam looks older. I wonder if that is intentional?
Dean is pissed (nothing new here) and Sam is just sad and defensive. Dean won’t eat but he’ll go through all the phone messages he missed this past year. Oops. 4 messages from Kevin. The last one is 6 months old including a very drunk sounding “Eat Me” and the last “I won’t be calling you again” from a bus station. It’s time to track down Kevin.
So I am a little confused as to why staring at Doritos makes Dean flash back to Purgatory but I am totally OK with it because he looks fabulous all dirty and covered in blood.
There is a Purgatory flashback of running in the forest and vampire killing/chopping off of heads (which was pretty cool) and asking about “the angel” and more vampire killing and we meet Benny. Dean gets a new weapon that looks like a Scythe and Benny says he knows a way to get out of Purgatory. There is a way because Dean is human. DunDUN.
Sam is explaining that he didn’t just “drop out” he “found something” and, gross, it’s a girl, Amelia I was cringing through this whole part and I didn’t particularly like Dean’s “what, you dropped your peanut butter in her chocolate” reply. Sam redeems himself with the addition of “and a dog”. Sam’s confession opens up the brothers to a chat about Dean’s time in Purgatory, alot more details than Dean ever divulged about Hell. On rewatch, I am pretty sure Dean left out the part about Benny riding out with him when we was telling Sam about how much fun he had this summer. And what does Dean mean – Purgatory felt “pure”?
The next day, they track down Kevin’s old girlfriend who turns out is a demon now. She hasn’t seen Kevin and doesn’t really care where he is. (lies, all lies!) The boys leave and she kills her roomie and talks to a blood bowl (nice call back to S1 and S2 demon blood bowl talking). I am guessing she is talking to our boy, Crowley.
Flashback to Sam meeting Amelia and his dog and her being kind of a bitch (always the best for girls on this show) The boys find Kevin, who has done pretty good taking care of himself. Seems God picked a smart kid to be the prophet. There is another word of God tablet, this one about demons. There is a way to banish all demons from Earth. You go Kevin. So we now have the gist of S8. Banish demons. Which I really love. Demons are the best.
Oh, crap. Dean pulls the Jess card. Ouch.
Sam gives Kevin a pep talk letting him know that things will be shitty for awhile and Kevin seems OK and on board. Just in time for the demon attack and fighting (that was cut way too fast for my liking) and there’s Crowley. Although Crowley is wrong. Dean looks delicious after some time in Purgatory. Blood bath does a body good. Just saying. But I do actually agree with him about “Moose, still with the pork chops” being a thing. Jared really needs to shave those things.
Keven makes a deal with Crowley, himself for his girlfriend but double crosses Crowley because he is a bad ass! The boys and Kevin drive away but Kevin gets to see Crowley kill her girlfriend. Bummer.
How pissed has Crowley got to be with Kevin getting away from him over and over?
We end this hour of power with Kevin shell shocked and Dean calling his new boyfriend Benny. ”We did what we had to do” sounds kind of ominous.
Sasha Grey is a former porn star. Big surprise right?
I have to say, overall, I loved how this episode looked. The colors, the grey of Purgatory, the feeling while in the motel room and church with Kevin. I am excited to see where we go this year.
So let me know what you think! Did you love it? Hate it? Agree that Dean looked way better than Sam? Will Kevin be super bad ass all season? Where is Cas? What is up with Dean and Benny? How much do you want to see Sam play with his dog?
Here’s the promo for next week “What’s Up Tiger Mommy”